Angel Wing Splash Pattern
Richard Van Camp
In this first collection of short stories, Richard demonstrates the range of his talent and the pursuit of excellence in his craft as a writer and storyteller. Honoring his Dogrib ancestry and celebrating life in northern Canada, the stories in Angel Wing Splash Pattern are playful, moving, and starkly honest in their portrayal of contemporary Native life. Angel Wing Splash Pattern also explores the healing going on in Indian country. There is pain in these stories and there is loss. There is death, but there is also rebirth, and there is always the search from each of the narrators for personal truth. Readers will recognize Larry Sole from The Lesser Blessed in his story "How I Saved Christmas", but there are new voices here, new secrets, from new characters in communities across the north and the south, yet they are all linked by themes of hope, the spirit of friendship and hunger. (From Kegedonce Press)
A 20th annivesary edition of Angel Wing Splash Pattern was published in 2020.
Richard Van Camp is a Tlicho Dene writer from Fort Smith, N.W.T. who has written over 20 books across multiple genres.
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